"The Dreamer" lyrics - THE STATLER BROTHERS

"The Dreamer"
(Lew DeWitt)

Well, Joseph had the faith and he could see
He could see into the future, interpret dreams and predict world crisis
Joseph was sold into slavery in Egypt and rose from prisinor to royalty
Because of his special talent, a talent God gave him
And God made all his dreams come true

Joseph had a coat of many colors
Joseph had a closet full of dreams
That told how he would one day rule his brothers
And tore his life apart right at the seams

'Cause Joseph's brothers sold him into slavery
And sent him on his way to Egypt land
And the day the dreamer started out for Egypt
The nightmare of Israel began

The dreamer made his bed in Pharaoh's kingdom
But his master's woman layed for him
It seems she had her own dreams for the dreamer
And sent him up when he would not give in

But Pharaoh got word about the dreamer
'Cause Pharaoh took to dreamin' on his own
Pharaoh took a likin' to the dreamer
Set him free and called him to the throne

The dreams that he interpreted for Pharoah
Told about the famine yet to come
He rationed out the food to Pharaoh's kingdom
So there'd be enough for everyone

The dreamer sent a message to his father
Said, "I'm alive and well in Egypt land"
Said he'd made a place for them beside him
For them to come and share his dreams with him

Joseph had a coat of many colors
Joseph had a purpose to pursue
Joseph had forgiveness for his brothers
The dreamer had a dream and it came true
Yeah, Joseph had a dream and it came true